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Dadri Lynching: CJM orders case against Akhlaq’s family

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Published on 14 July 2016 11:39 AM GMT

Dadri Lynching: CJM orders case against Akhlaq’s family
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Gautambudh Nagar (Noida): In a significant verdict, the Chief Judicial Magistrate court on Thursday ordered to register a case under relevent provisions of ‘Cow Slaughter Act’ against the family of Akhlaq, who was killed by an outraged mob last year.

The court issued order on a petition filed by one Surajpal of Bishada in Dadri of Greater Noida. The hearing in the case was completed on July 11 last and court had reserved the judgement.

The case has been ordered to be lodged against Asgari, Imran, Imran’s wife, Danish, Shaista and one other, said counsel of the villagers Rajiv Tyagi.

Akhlaq was beaten to death by an enraged mob on September 28 last and 16 people including few minors were jailed in this case. The villagers have submitted the pictures of incident as a proof in the court.

Additional forces have been deployed in the village soon after the court announced its verdict in the case while the district administration has appealed the natives to maintain peace and harmony in the state.

Earlier, a forensic laboratory in Mathura on May 31 had confirmed that the piece of flesh found from Akhlaq’s refrigerator belonged either to Cow or its progeny.

It may also be mentioned that Uttar Pradesh government declined the demand of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into this matter and in an affidavit filed in Allahabad High Court it said that ‘police was investigating the case fairly’. Adding, the accused were trying to mislead the probe by giving it a political colour.

The order of the court may once again incite the politics of beef in the country as earlier a debate on intolerance was created by intellectuals over this issue.

The order was passed by Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunil Singh.

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